Men's Health Fair Saturday at Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn

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On Saturday, June 14, the day before Fathers' Day, Eskenazi Health hopes to help men receive the medical attention they need.

The 16th annual Men's Health Fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn, located at 2700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. As an added bonus, free screenings will also be available for women.

Health care professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide screenings for men and women during the fair. Free health screenings will also be offered, including blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index (BMI), diabetes, dental, and HIV and STD screenings. Prostate information will also be available.

It's no secret that many men don't enjoy going to the doctor. Studies have shown for years that when it comes to their health, men trail the opposite sex in nearly every category.

"We know men often don't receive regular health checks for a variety of reasons. What better Father's Day gift can you give than encouraging your father, brother or son to come out and get the important care they need and also get the care you need, too," said Dr. Delise Webber, a physician at Eskenazi Health Center Blackburn. "This Father's Day weekend we encourage men, and women, too, to come out and get the important care they need to stay healthy."